New Delhi: Indian cricketers rejoiced after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced last month that Rishabh Pant had resumed batting training. It was the first time Pants had worn batting gear since a horrific car accident last December.
On 30 December, Pant car collided on the Delhi-Dehradun highway, leaving a wicket guard with severe burns and bodily injuries. Pants have resumed batting and wicketkeeping, but it looks like the date for his return is still far away. However, if one report is to be believed, the pant show good progress during training sessions. According to media reports, Pant is facing fast balls in the nets.
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Pant facing balls of 140 kmph
As per the media outlets, the wicket-keeper batter is facing balls at a speed of 140 kmph in the nets. Currently, he is progressing step-by-step at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) under the supervision of the BCCI medical team. Apart from batting, Pant is also practicing wicketkeeping. Suspense still remains on when he will return to the team.
Problem coming in wicketkeeping drill
It was further told in the report that Pant is not facing any problem in facing the fast balls. Although the intensity of wicketkeeping has been kept low. Pant is moving forward with small movements right now, but big movements are not easy for him right now. The medical staff and trainers are of the view that Pant will be comfortable with major movements in the next few months.
It doesn’t seem possible that Pant will return till the World Cup. His recovery is going on fast, but the management does not want to rush him. Everyone is happy with the way he is overcoming every obstacle in his recovery. Please tell that Pant was going to his home by driving himself a day before the New Year. His car met with an accident before Roorkee.